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auburn32
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re: American Hustle

It was good but slow. If the ending had been a little more exciting and the movie 15-20 minutes shorter I would have really thought it was great. Jennifer Lawrence was great.


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Brosef Stalin
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Bale and Adams were intelligent con artists. I wouldn't call Cooper an idiot either, just an over zealous agent who got played. I don't see the comedy in any of that.


UnluckyTiger
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re: American Hustle
Exactly. Felt like a Cohen brothers movie.


SlowFlowPro
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re: American Hustle
just so everyone knows, it was nominated for a golden globe in comedy

it was screwball comedy


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RonFNSwanson
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re: American Hustle
Saw it tonight. It was incredible. And funny as shit, which I was not expecting.


wildtigercat93
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re: American Hustle
Cant decide if I want to see this or Wolf of wallstreet tommorow

leanjng towards WOW


The Seaward
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re: American Hustle
I think I am going to see this tomorrow.


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iluvdatiger
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Our senses of humor must be completely different. I laughed more during American Hustle than any other movie I watched this year.


I laughed out loud more during Dallas Buyers Club than I did American Hustle and that's a movie about a guy dying of AIDS!


josh336
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re: American Hustle
Wolf of wall street was funnier


CaLSUTigerFan
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re: American Hustle
I think the term is dark comedy. We thought it was great.


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Prominentwon
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re: American Hustle
What the hell was I missing? "Hilarious!" "fricking Rolling!" Was this supposed to be a comedy and I missed?

I laughed at the ice story and Louie CKs brothers death and chuckled a little at Lawrence taking credit for his plan.

Other than that, I don't know wtf you guys saw that I didn't.

It was ok to me. Moved a little slow for me at times. I guess I was expecting a little more of a intelligent, make you think hustle.
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I had them playing Cooper from the beginning. I guess I didn't find the entire con.........con enough?
I'm in the minority here when I don't think this was a "masterpiece." Thought it was rather bland.
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Fewer Kilometers
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re: American Hustle
Way better than Wolf of Wall Street.



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RonFNSwanson
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Cant decide if I want to see this or Wolf of wallstreet tommorow

leanjng towards WOW


pay for Am Hustle, and 2nd act WOW


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RonFNSwanson
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I wouldn't call Cooper an idiot either, just an over zealous agent who got played.


I agree, his lack of experience made him think everything was gonna be the "next big hit"


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EarthwormJim
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I had them playing Cooper from the beginning. I guess I didn't find the entire con.........con enough?


You can only make ABSCAM so conny.

The performances really carried the film though.


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Eternally Undefeated
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re: American Hustle
I agree with Uncle Stu's review.


Jack Bauer7
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re: American Hustle
i thought lawerence stole the show imo,

the acting was great, good flick imo...

loved that cameo by the casino boss


Melvin
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I had them playing Cooper from the beginning. I guess I didn't find the entire con.........con enough?
Well no shite I'm sure half the people in every theater did as well. But I highly doubt you predicted the way they would con Cooper from the beginning.


snatch
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re: American Hustle
Watched it yesterday, and thought it was just blah. Really slow in parts, could see that Cooper would end up getting conned a mile away, etc. Did anyone not realize who the boss from Florida's lawyer was? I noticed that immediately.

On a side note, did Louis CK ever tell Cooper the point of the ice fishing story? The movie ended and I felt bad not knowing the point he was trying to make.


SlowFlowPro
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But I highly doubt you predicted the way they would con Cooper from the beginning.

they didn't con him from the beginning, though (which is what i expected).


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they didn't come up with that until the very end, in order to save carmine and after it was clear they were too deep

i actually thought the movie may go in the direction of telling us that they're not really good con men and their plan fails. that would have been hilarious, but it would work since we never see them do shite except that first credit line con
















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